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Lieutenant Commander Tuvok - Star Trek - Voyager

Tuvok from Star Trek - Voyager played by Tim Russ.

Tuvok is a fictional male Vulcan in the Star Trek - Voyager television series who was played on screen by Tim Russ. Tuvok holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander within the USS Voyager.

Tuvok is a commission officer with Starfleet Federation who before the Voyager series has begun has been inserted into the Maquis. When the Maquis ship that Tuvok had infiltrated disappeared within the Badlands, Captain Kathryn Janeway is assigned to find out what has happened to the Maquis. Tuvok is the only Vulcan who is dark-skinned in the main canon.

Once both the Voyager and the Maquis crew have escaped from the Caretaker, it is then that Tuvok reveals his identity and takes his place back on board the Voyager. Despite him being a traitor to the Maquis, he is not the subject of any revenge attacks and is admired by everyone.

Before Tim Russ was able to land the role of Tuvok, he had played a number of small parts in previous episodes and films. He played a Klingon in Invasive Procedures helping a Trill kidnap and steal the Symbiont in Jadzia Dax. He has also played a unnamed Lieutenant in Star Trek VII, Generations film and also in the episode Starship Mine.

Whenever Kathryn Janeway needs someone to investigate something, she turns to Tuvok. Tuvok is emotionless and will apply logic to every situation. Times when he's been called in to investigate.

Although totally loyal and his dedication to the role and the law doesn't prevent him from disobeying the captain. In Prime Factors, he goes behind Janeways back to give technology to another race in order that they can get technology back in return to further their journey home.

When it seems that the Maquis crew members are not conforming to the standards required of Federation employees, Janeway tasks Tuvok to train the Maquis officers in the ways of Starfleet. Chakotay says its best Tuvok does it so that Tuvok can get the respect of the crew rather than just the other way round. Tuvok learns to be less rigid in the rules that he sets by learning from the Maquis personnel. Learning Curve

The Mirror Universe

The Mirror Universe is another universe within the multiverse. James Kirk was first to visit it in the original series. When Benjamin Sisko visits it after being kidnapped by Miles O'Brien, Benjamin will come face to face with mirror version of Tuvok. Tuvok is a member of the resistance and is not part of any Voyager mission.

The Virus

When both Kathryn Janeway and Chakotay are infected by a virus, the two senior members of the crew maroon themselves on an hospitable planet. Tuvok is promoted to Captain of the USS Voyager and continue on their way.

Tuvok training would tell him to carry on without the senior members but he is persuaded to contact the Vidiians for a cure. Eventually Tuvok agrees to the request from the other members of the crew and contact the Vidiians. Danara Pel, the Vidiian that they the crew had befriended gives Voyager the cure for the disease. Kathryn and Chakotay resume their duties.


A transporter malfunction has caused the bodies of both Neelix and Tuvok to be merged and become Tuvix. The crew especially Janeway is confronted with a dilemma when it is revealed that the Tuvix can be separated back into two people. Initially Tuvix doesn't want to be split but is eventually persuaded otherwise and Tuvix becomes two people again.

Tuvok Facts

RankLieutenant Commander
Alien RaceVulcan
AllegianceThe USS Voyager
SpaceshipUSS Voyager
ActorTim Russ
Last UpdatedWednesday, August 21, 2019

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